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falls church, vienna, and fairfax will conduct drunk driving patrols. exfra eyes for dwi's. one big thing to celebrate this holiday weekend, lower gas prices. regular gas in the dc area is now averaging $3.60 a gallon down 8 cents from just one week ago and down 25 cents from a month ago. before we get too happy, keep in mind this time last year we were paying just $2.72 a gallon. to find the cheapest place to fill up in your neighborhood, head to our website, wusa9.com and click on the pain at the pump icon. some more good news this holiday weekend. this time for seafood lovers. maryland seafood dealers say crabs are plentiful. prices on the eastern shore are as low as $100 a bushel. prices are higher here in the washington area. the chesapeake bay population has been rebounding. despite a cold winter, the catch has been good so far this year. >>> still ahead on 9news, the worst wild fire in new mexico history showing no signs of slowing down. we'll tell you about the latest efforts to contain the blaze. but first, a day after being released from house arrest, the former head of th
. >> then manslaughter. >> not guilty. >> those were the big ones. you can see her stifle a sob, breathe deeply, she was found guilty of four counts of lying to investigators. her parents watched without apparent reaction. she hugged her lawyer, managed to laugh after fingerprinting in court. she was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter, caylee, not reporting her missing for a month while she partied her daughter rotting in a hidden grave undiscovered for months. the delay in recovering little caylee's remains worked to our considerable disadvantage. >> why did the jury say not guilty? >> the 12 jurors have declined to talk to you. >> the defense team believes casey anthony was treated unfairly. >> i hope that this is a lesson to those of you have indulged in media assassination for three years. >> their bottom line. >> casey did not murder caylee. it's that simple. i want her to be able to grieve and grow and somehow get her life back together. >> but first, sentencing thursday could get a year for each count of lying to investigators, but she has been in custody since charged. could
as big as we've seen in past years. we're not sure why that is. maybe they'll show up later. at least as we reported, the temperature has gone down a bit. it does not look like any rain in sight. we could have a rain-free fourth of july fireworks here on the mall. reporting live, i'm armando trull. >> armando, thank you. metro is providing extra fourth of july rail service tonight, but you should know that the smithsonian station is closed so you'll want to use other stations if you plan to head to the mall. they will reopen after the fireworks show and that is scheduled to conclude around 9:30 tonight. tonight's fireworks could be the only light that some folks in arlington will see because crews are busy trying to restore power to residents of the yorktown and chesterbrook neighborhoods. this after sunday's fast moving storm. delia is live off of north gleeve road to bring us the latest. how are things getting back to normal, delia? >> there has been progress made, but it's a mess. 24 hours after the storm hit and you can see a number of crews are here trying to restore power to a
the redskins players. back to you. >> all right, one deal done, another big deal to go. brett, thank you for that. >>> now, today, we're hearing the other side of the story in the sex case against strauss- kahn. liz accuser is come -- his accuser is coming out. >> god is my witness, aisle telling the truth. >> she's the hotel maid who said that the former monetary fund attacked her when he was in his hotel room. in an interview with abc news, he gave her side of the story. >> i turned my head and he came to me and grabbed my breast, no, you don't have to be sorry. i said stop that, i don't want to lose my job. >> and he also talked to news week. now, strauss-kahn has denied those accusations and out on bail. prosecutors say that the case is weak because they have evidence that she lied about her history and her background. now, strauss-kahn's lawyer says what happened in that hotel room was consensual. >>> a local psychiatrist is killed by one of their patients. we'll have more on that ahead. >>> but first, local investigators are tracking an arsonist. there's been nine suspicious fires
'll soon be ex and cleared. prosecutors say there are big problems with the maid's credibility, that she exaggerated a claim of rape in her homeland and she misrepresent what had she did after the alleged attack. and a man tied to drug, deposited hundreds of thousands of dollars to her bank account. >> our commitment is to the truth and the facts. and that will governor how we proceed. dominique strauss-kahn is free to return here to his $4 million mansion. the shades are drawn and no signs of activity. and a month ago they took out box after box of stuff. the alleged victim's lawyer said there's more than a if i can evidence that dominique strauss-kahn -- physical evidence that dominique strauss- kahn forced himself on here. she accuses the prosecutor are abandoning here. >> he has an obligation to stand up for all women who have been raped or sexually assaulted. >> and her lawyer says that the physical evidence corroborates everything that the woman said. they have pictures of her bruises gentles and her torn stockings and the shoulder sprain what dominique strauss- kahn allegedly thre
a secondary effect on big businesses throughout the washington area. many are now having to implement a contingent plan in -- contingency plan in case of a no deal by tuesday. we explain on capitol hill why this is taking a toll on local markets. >> reporter: bruce, still the same, not a whole lot of activity up here, not one that's leading towards a solution, at least. now business leaders here in washington say they're getting ready to take a hit, one that they're describing as an embarrassment to washington. nine of the 15 counties in the country, the top ones are here, this really is embarrassing and it's a travesty because it's going to make money more expensive for those counties and those counties have never had any problem. >> reporter: jim dinegar is the ceo for the greater washington board of trade. he says as the time winds down toward a debt default on tuesday, business leaders in the washington area are growing frustrated and concerned of the ripple effect that a no deal will cause. dinegar explains of the $fourteen.3 debt is defaulted on, area businesses could crash and
a shocker. what does he do now? >> that's the big question. right now, lesli, he has appealed with the united states customs immigration services. so the paperwork is in right now. >> okay. >> but it has been about a year and he hasn't gotten any kind of answer but he says he is hoping that his military service will help expedite that process and that he will eventually get his citizenship. >> what is immigration services saying about all this? >> i was talking to them earlier today because of privacy laws they can't really explain in depth into any type of detail as to his case. they did say though in generic terms that he could use the military service. he could also try and find out if he is eligible for citizenship because he was adopted as a child in this country. >> sure. >> and if those two fail he could also appeal and possibly be sponsored by his wife who is an american. >> he could certainly say he has done his part to contribute to this country. ken molestina, thank you so much. >> you bet. >>> fairfax police believe that a man accused women to watch pornographic vi
because they haven't caught him yet but it doesn't take a big leap of the imagination to think that he has got a huge problem of some kind with speed cameras but unlike the rest of us, he went through some pretty big extremes today. reporting live along the vw parkway near the airport scott broom, 9news now. >> hope they find him soon. scott, thank you. >>> here is a commuter alert for you tonight ahead of tomorrow morning's drive. right after the morning commute the dc department of transportation will close branch avenue on either side of pennsylvania avenue southeast and that is so crews can rebuild that part of the road. if the weather cooperates branch avenue will stay closed until monday morning at 5 a.m. >>> after 28 years in the business, one of the district's most popular dance clubs is closed. apex nightclub's general manager moeed on his facebook page that the club's last night of business was saturday. the bar was popular with college students and members of the gay and lesbian community. >>> a unique safety option to help you not speed or drive aggressively. >>> the high and l
at the end of the year. that's what the house was suppose to be voting on right now. but in a big surprise just a few minutes ago, that vote was postponed presumably because that the speaker doesn't have the numbers he needs. >> reporter: speaker boehner was still trying late this afternoon to secure enough republican votes to pass the plan. >> nobody on my caucus believes it's perfect. what the bill reflects is a sin veer honest effort to -- sincere honest effort to end the crisis in a bipartisan way. >> what they are considering today is not the product of the bipartisan compromise, no matter how many times anybody says that, you know, it does not make it true. >> they project no democrats for the bill. >> reporter: maryland's largely democratic house contingent played an active role in the opposition. >> and they are coming after american's social security checks, they are coming after medicare, they are coming after medicaid. and that is what the majority of the people are doing. >> reporter: no republicans respond or were trying to reign in uncontrolled spending. >> we're going to mak
. we talked about that yesterday. and this is a pretty big storm. it was a pretty big storm just to the south and it will roll across 97 and eventually in this area. keep that in mind traveling between 97 back toward 50. we will go farther north. this is a storm we showed you earlier and mt. arie. pretty good storm. sugar low. rainfall rates 1 inch an hour in that particular storm. we still have the storm that is back in the mountains and that storm also will produce some heavy rains headed towards winchester at this hour. now in the next hour where will they go? this is going to move essentially down 270, approaching frederick. this will move across the bay. monster storm. it will become a marine warning for the northern bay. hail and heavy rain. the storm is back at the northwest. diminishing a little bit in intensity. 94 right now downtown. 90 in manassas. 93 in leesburg. plenty hot. should stay dry for the nats game. cold front sinks south. muggy with storms tonight. more storms tomorrow. flash flood watch goes into effect tomorrow. hot and less humid over the weekend. so for
. after failing to secure enough votes in his own party yesterday the speaker of the house made some big changes to get tea party support and it appears to have worked. gary neurenberg has been watching this debate on the house floor. he's here now with the latest and you can feel that emotion on the floor, gary. >> reporter: after an all night back to the drawing boards house speaker john boehner unveiled a new plan that temporarily raises the debt limit but requires congress pass a balanced budget amendment to the constitution before that debt ceiling can be raised again in just a few months. he needed that to get his own party to sign off. >> the house is not in order, speaker of the house. >> reporter: seemed that way. buying tea party votes with his bill restricting a second step debt ceiling increase. >> it means both chambers of congress must pass a balanced budget amendment before the president can raise the debt ceiling once again. >> reporter: democratic response. >> it is a plan that would force us to relive this crisis in just a few short months. it does not solve the problem
. >> reporter: what do you think about all this prince and princess stuff? >> i'm not a big fan of it. >> reporter: tickets for the polo match here at the santa barbara polo club range between $400 and $4,000. if you want to get up close and personal with the duke and dutchess and they sold out. after the match, the duke and dutchess head back to los angeles. they'll attend a black tie continuer at the balasco theater honoring young british filmmakers. >> a-list actors are clamoring for this to meet royalty. >> reporter: the success of their american tour so far? >> it's gone fantastically well as you can see from the footage and pictures. they are loving it. i knew they were excited when they left. >> reporter: and so are their fans. sandra hughes, cbs news, santa barbara. >>> proceeds tpro the polo match will benefit the american friends of prince william and prince harry. >>> coming up on 9 news now, one of the most popular search allegiance of the world comes to capitol hill. what the dalai lama is saying about world piece. >>> olga. >> so far humidity this week has been bearable
. and there was no escaping the heat in new york city today. the big apple was transformed into a hot concrete jungle. temperatures as high as 95. anny is on the weather terrace for top. what's going on for us here at home? >> it's going to get crazy hot. it's hot and humid today, but nothing compared to what we are see. i will show you what's happening out to the far west of us. in the midwest and plains where we have heat advisories and heat warnings in effect right now, including chicago, st. louis, kansas city, temperatures there well into the upper 90s. minneapolis 97 degrees. kansas city 94. you factor in the humidity, it feels well into 100. we'll get some of that the ladder half of this week. and a chance for storms. here's a look at doppler radar. look to the north of us around pennsylvania where we got storms firing up. we could see some of that late tonight, generally after midnight and more so tomorrow afternoon. now right now temperatures around downtown, 91 degrees. gaitherings burg 88. culpeper 91. annapolis you're at 87 degrees and it feels like, once you factor in the humidity, mid
. not severe yet but you will get hammered with big-time rain. we're gonna jump the border and go to pennsylvania. this is a monster storm and is why they've issued a thunderstorm warning. everything is pushing off to the east-southeast. get ready bed fort, it will hammer you in about 30 minutes. right around 99. those are the storms. some 6 them will be hefty. 93 downtown right now. 91 in manassas. you factor in the heat it feels like it's 105 downtown. feels like 102 in manassas. >>> the next seven days, hot tomorrow, maybe even a record high. 98 thunderstorm possible. not quite as hot on wednesday, thunderstorm possible. and really a nice break. less humid thursday and friday. we're back in the mid- to upper 80s. less humidity very comfortable. maybe a couple of storms over the weekend not a wash out and highs in the 80s. >> that's a good deal. but you could be going, is that the weather or the lockout? >> it sound loose -- it sounds like it's over. i'm still privately hoping they skip training camp. >>> is it over 1234 we're told some reporters could be back to work in two wee
. >>> big news in football. >> the owners and players have agreed to agree. believe that. find out what progress is made today and when we can expect this lockout to be over. plus the nationals with some late inning excitement in l.a. and the castles won, both making history. that and more coming up next in sports. >>> after two more days of uncertainty regarding the nfl lockout, it looks like the season is a go. according to espn talks continued today and a plan is in place to allow the players executive committee to vote on monday, recommending that the cba proposal be accepted and the players union recertify. this means players will report to camp as early as wednesday and place their vote at that time to recertify. that recertification expected to be done by friday. the players association needs a 50% plus one vote majority to begin the recertification process. now, the plan agreed upon by both sides also states that free agency can begin the day after the union recertifies. so if all goes according to plan, the teams can begin signing free agents and rookies saturday, july 30th at
, thank you very much. of course, one of the other big stories in washington today, they happened in a courtroom. and roger clemmons is going to be feeling good. >> yeah, he got a huge break. apparently the prosecution, you know, they blew it, they blundered by showing us evidence that should not have been shown. roger clemmons is free tonight with a guy with 354 wins, this is his easiest by far. we'll tell you why the judge gave clemmons the free pass and a mistake that the prosecution made. plus, an amateur leading the british open, are you kidding? and that other network might have the olympics, but we have the red neck games. >> oh no. >> 9sports next. >>> you use a sports metaphor, roger clemmonss won by forfeit without ever having to play the game. he did not get exonerated of using steroids or lying to congress today, but at this point he will take it. the mistrial declared by the judge today when the prosecutors in an apparent blunder introduced evidence of what the judge had deemed out of bounds, namely video testimony from the wife of former clemmons teammate andy pettit
. >> reporter: instead of big meals, eat smaller males, graze throughout the day. eatingeat smaller more frequent meals throughout the day. here is another idea. they say spicy food helps keep you cool because it makes you sweat. so i'm going to give it a try. put a few jalapenos on this burritto. put some texas pete on here. woo. >> i loved her one in the 5 p.m. putting your sheets in the freezer to make them cool. >> great tip. >> i like it. >> so we are talking about the intense heat not just today. it will get worse tomorrow. and then saturday another day. then i think we do see some relief. >> we do have excessive heat warnings. now extended through saturday. so here is how it breaks down. until tonight, 10 p.m., friday 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. saturday 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. we are expecting the heat index values to be anywhere from 105 to 115. it is going to be a tough couple days. right now temperatures 98 degrees in downtown. 99 manassas. 100 in winchester. annapolis cooling down already to 90 degrees. our dew point. this is why it is just feeling so terrible out there. almost 80 at
're driving up in these areas, especially to frederick county, big-time flooding going on. don't cross a flooded street by car or by foot. the good news is this activity has now pushed a little further east over toward mcdaniel and it is going to continue to roll to the east at a pretty good clip. severe thunderstorm warnings again in calvert county. pretty good rain still around shadyside. that's yellow indicating rainfall rates about half an inch an hour. the red is one to two inches an hour. waldorf, you've cleared out a little bit. the heaviest rain down toward hughesville and benedict. it will push across the bay in the next hour. we'll widen out. we're going to look at where the activity will go. it will essentially slide eastward across the bay into eastern maryland and the delmarva. it is going to hold together. st in the reds hold together through leonard town. you're not out of the woods just yet. another 30 minutes to an hour of heavy rainfall. the good news is though look what happens in an hour. we clear out a little bit in alexandria, around national and clinton and aroun
the negotiations we have been engaged in here at the white house for a big deficit reduction and debt reduction package and i thought it would be useful for me to just give you some insight into where we were and why i think that we should have moved forward with a big deal. essentially what we had offered speaker boehner was over $1 trillion in cuts to discretionary spending both domestic and defense. we then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs. medicaid, medicare, social security. we believed that it was possible to shape those in a way that preserve the integrity of the system, made them available for the next generation, and did not affect current beneficiaries in an adverse way. in addition, what we sought was revenues that were actually less than what the gang of six signed off on. so you had a bipartisan group of senators including republicans who are in leadersship in the senate calling for what effectively was about $2 trillion above the republican baseline they had been working off of. what we said was give us 1.2 trillion in additional revenues which co
. if not, well that's just fine with brian aracpo. not because brian doesn't like big al, but the team doesn't need the media circus. > he he's here, he's not, i don't want to discuss it. wish him the best. if he's here, that's great. if he's not, we have to move on without him. forget about all this saga. >> reports starting to come in about some of the redskins. sources saying the vikings are interested in donovan mcnabb. also those sources saying that the redskins have offered santana moss a three-year, $15 million contract. so things starting to happen. we're live at redskins park, brett, back to you in the studio. >> i wonder what that means about getting san tone owe santonio holmes. >>> early work done and was turned away at the gate because the security guard did not know who he was. all i would say to that security guard is, neither do we. baseball now, nationals back home tonight for the first time since the all-star break. they took one of those ten-day cross country road trips and the result was brutal. the nats lost all three series they played and finished just 3- 6 on
the season ends. two big hits tonight. it was outstanding. >> nats again tonight. a ridiculous 12 quality starts in his last 13 outings. >>> when the tampa bay lightning were born in 1992, the nhl held an entry draft, so tampa could put together a roster. the first guy they picked was a defenseman. 19 years later, hammerlick is a hot property. a free agent deal two weeks ago. two years, $7 million. steady a defensive unit that could use a steady veteran hand. >> when you get older, you get more experience. that's most important. it's a good opportunity to play for a good team and hopefully make some damage in the playoffs. >> finally tonight, if you're going to join the planking craze, might we suggest that you do it on an object that is bolted down. for example, not your oven. >> oh, oh. >> and if you are going use your oven, don't hold on to the door. you can see it did have a happy ending. she was able to plank, but held on to the door handle of the oven, which on most ovens opens and she was fine. you can see she is planking. >> painful. >> when your oven false on you. >> that's
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